The Eastern Washington State mountains and fields of Ferry County are beautiful and rich with game. The county boasts seven game management units (GMUs), but of particular note is the Sherman 101 unit, which blankets much of the county and provides some of Washington State’s best opportunities for hunting and capturing a mule deer, white-tailed deer, black bear, or turkey.
Black bear walking through the woods. Photo by Michael Glasgo.
The Colville National Forest (including the Kettle River Range) encompasses much of the Sherman unit, and provides a well-balanced environment of open fields, meadows, riparian areas, and timbered hillsides that are attractive to wildlife and hunters alike. Happily, these lands are accessible to hunters via a network of logging and unimproved national park roads. Averaging only 3.4 residents per square mile (compared to King County’s 912 per sq. mile) hunters visiting Ferry County are less likely to find themselves standing shoulder to shoulder with other hunters or area residents, and more likely to have an inviting landscape and a peaceful, open meadow all to themselves.
Camping and lodging are readily available, and several of the area’s campgrounds, RV parks, lake resorts, and inns provide hunters with special facilities, such as refrigerated game lockers. Businesses in the town of Republic, Washington welcome hunters and are equipped to provide them with all the provisions (e.g., maps, guns and ammunition, camping gear, lodging, and food) necessary for a successful hunt.
Three flocks of wild turkeys make their home near Republic, Washington.
Young, two-point, mule deer buck walks peacefully through forest near Curlew Lake, Washington.
Ferry County Game Management Units (GMUs)
Watchful mule deer doe is poised for flight. Mule deer are plentiful in the Sherman Unit of Washington State.
Republic Ranger District
180 North Jefferson (corner of Jefferson and Tessie Avenues)
Republic, WA 99166
Colville Forest Information
755 South Main Street
Colville, WA 99114
Republic Regional Visitors and Convention Bureau
Gateway to Adventure
600 S Clark Ave
PO Box 325
Republic, WA 99166